£250,000 resurfacing scheme for A2 Donaghadee Road Roundabout, Bangor

Date published: 19 October 2021

A £250,000 resurfacing scheme for the A2 Donaghadee Road Roundabout, Bangor will commence on Monday 25 October 2021.

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said:

“This significant investment on one of the busiest roads in Northern Ireland will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of this key transport link. This will benefit all who use it including businesses and residents in the area. I would like to thank the travelling public and local residents in advance for their cooperation while these much needed works are completed.”

The improvement work involves the resurfacing of the Donaghadee Road Roundabout and its immediate approaches.

To complete the scheme safely, traffic management measures will be in place.

The traffic management measures will involve an initial phase of daytime lane closures for preparatory work for one week from Monday 25 to Friday 29 October and Thursday 4 to Friday 5 November 21. There will then be a series of night-time closures of the Donaghadee Road Roundabout, from Sunday 7 to Friday 12 November and from Monday 15 to Friday 19 November 2021. The closures will run from 7.00 pm to 6.00 am.

During these times a diversion will be in place. The traffic at Gransha Road roundabout will be diverted via: C0252 Gransha Road, A48 Cotton Road, A48 Newtownards Road, A48 Moat Street, U9204 Union Street, A2 Shore Street, A2 Warren Road, A2 Donaghadee Road and A2 Groomsport Road.

The diversion at Groomsport Road roundabout will be signed with traffic being diverted via: B0511 Groomsport Road, B21 Donaghadee Road, B0197 Hamilton Road, C0252 Castle Street and C0252 Gransha Road. Access for local residents and Bloomfield shopping centre will be maintained.

The road will be open to traffic outside these hours, there will be no closures in place on Sunday night.

Local access for residents, and users of schools, and emergency services will be maintained at all times during the works although some delays may be experienced.

The Department has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic management arrangements in order to minimise inconvenience to the public. Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journey and to follow the alternative routes which will be clearly signed on the approaches to the closure.                 

In order to help ensure the safety of road users and road workers, the public is asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions and to take extra care when travelling in the vicinity of the works.

Substantial completion of the work by Friday 19 November 2021 is dependent on favourable weather conditions.  The Department will keep the public informed of any change.  All work will be carried out in line with current public health and health and safety advice, with safe systems of work in place for staff and contractors.

For traffic information about this and other improvement schemes visit: Trafficwatchni

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